Portland, October 18th, 2013. More than 500 Portland animal lovers gathered to support DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital and the human-bond for the DoveAdore benefit; it’s the organizations largest fundraising event of the year and this year raised $423,000. DoveLewis supporter Howard Hedinger hugged his dog, “Hero” on the runway during the Boutiques Unleashed fashion show. Guests enjoyed silent and live auctions, dinner, live appeal, and the beloved Boutiques Unleashed Fashion Show featuring fashions for both ends of the leash. (photo credit, Erik Schultz)

Michelle Lesniak Franklin

Portland designer and Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin strikes a pose with a most unique model – Rojo from the Mtn. Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas.

Drew Carney

Drew Carney, DoveAdore’s emcee, brings extra excitement and energy to the evening’s festivities.

DoveLewis CEO Ron Morgan addresses gala guests.

DoveLewis CEO Ron Morgan addresses gala guests.

Rojo and Shannon

Rojo the llama and Shannon from Mtn. Peaks Therapy Llamas & Alpacas on the Boutiques Unleashed runway wearing one-of-a-kind designs by Project Runway winner Michelle Lesniak Franklin.

Celebrating 40 years of service to the community, DoveLewis is the Northwest’s nonprofit 24-Hour ER & ICU Animal Hospital specializing in advanced veterinary care. DoveLewis also shares several donor-funded programs with the community, including one of the United States’ largest volunteer-based animal blood banks, a nationally recognized pet loss support program, 24-hour stabilizing care for lost, stray and wild animals and financial assistance for qualifying low-income families and abused animals. DoveLewis has treated over 500,000 animals.

DoveLewis supporters raise their bidder numbers high during the evening's appeal to support the nonprofit, 24-hour emergency animal hospital and community programs.

DoveLewis supporters raise their bidder numbers high during the evening’s appeal to support the nonprofit, 24-hour emergency animal hospital and community programs.

Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey

Aaron Meyer

Portland local and Concert Rock Violinist Aaron Meyer entertains DoveAdore guests during the silent auction.

Dr. Anders & Timber Joey

DoveLewis Board of Directors member Dr. Courtney Anders of Pearl Animal Hospital takes advantage of a photo op. with special DoveAdore guest Timber Joey.

 

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